Yuri Fuchs

Sifting Through the Fog: The Affordable Care Act Decision

The recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has inspired a great deal of fervor, but its impact on health care and government power is far from lucid. Concluding with the statement that “the Court does not express any opinion on the wisdom of the Affordable Care Act,” Chief Justice John Roberts and the four Justices from the Supreme Court’s liberal bloc... Continue Reading

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Price Inflation and Its Consequences in Brazil - Echoes of a Previous Era

Inflation is beginning to affect the Brazilian economy. Given the history of hyperinflation, Brazil places a high premium on economic stability. Voters and investors are, therefore, likely to push President Dilma Roussef into embarking on an austerity program. A recent Nation Progress Report (NPR) on the origins and successes of Brazil’s 1990s Real Plan offered a grim reminder of the... Continue Reading

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The Double Edged Sword of Russia’s Grain Export Policy and Its Subsequent Role in Global Food Inflation

Yuri Fuchs argues that while inflation in Russia’s grain prices is the lowest it has been in years, it is showing signs of rising yet again. As Russia recovers from last summer’s drought, grain prices are seemingly going down. At the same time, the lifted ban on grain exports is having the opposite effect. Optimistic Decline? An odd preponderance of events occurred in the Russian... Continue Reading

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